JobBRIEF November 2016 ι Vol. 7 Issue 11
Our Vision - "A world-class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas."
Texas Economy Adds 13,700 Jobs in October - read entire TWC press release here:

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Happy Thanksgiving Southeast Texas!

November has been an unusually busy time for our workforce board and staff as we are planning and packing-up to move the Beaumont Workforce Center and Administrative office to the new location at 510 Park Street. Many of you know this location as the 'other' bank building and part of the city's history in downtown Beaumont. The Park Street offices will ensure workforce services and support continue to be available and accessible to all of our constituents, job seekers and employers. By December 5, 2016, the Beaumont Workforce Solutions Center and Board Administrative offices will be in operation on Park Street. Please check our web-site,, for updates.


Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Job Fair for Southeast Texas

Employers from all industries in Southeast Texas including manufacturing, construction, health care, retail, personal services, and education were represented at the Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Job Fair, held on November 10, 2016, at the Port Arthur Bob Bowers Civic Center. Veterans and other job seekers in Southeast Texas experienced the positive and unique opportunity to meet, face to face, with over fifty (50) employers and businesses and discuss a wide range of job opportunities such as Peace Officer, Welder, Auto Mechanic, Registered Nurse, Teller, Rigger, Construction Superintendent, Border Patrol Agent, Bus Driver, Equipment Operator and Terminal Manager, just to name a few.


Three Things You Need to Know

1. Train Your Workforce!

2. Get the updated version of "Especially for Texas Employers"

3. Top Ten Occupational Categories and Occupations for Southeast Texas


Latest Labor Market Stats

Southeast Texas metropolitan statistical area (MSA) which includes Jefferson, Hardin, Orange and Newton counties, experienced a positive uptick in employment data according to the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) report on job growth in the state. The unemployment rate for the MSA for October 2016 was 6.3 percent (not seasonally adjusted), down from 7.2 percent in September 2016. "Although there was a slight decrease in the civilian labor force, UI data from TWC indicates an increase in the number of people working in Southeast Texas", commented Marilyn Smith, executive director.


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Marilyn Smith, Executive Director 409.719.4750
Pamela Wise, Workforce Liaison 409.719.4752
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